Asian Chicken Soup Recipe

Asian Chicken Soup - healthy and low-carb chicken soup recipe with Asian rice noodles, herbs and ingredients. This is comfort food for the soul. So easy to make and delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian Chicken Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 259 kcal


  • 2 oz. rice noodles or vermicelli
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce, plus more for serving
  • 2 inch galangal or ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
  • 1 bunch fresh Asian basil leaves
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • 1/2 jalapeno, sliced


  1. Soak noodles according to package instructions. 

  2. In a large pot, combine chicken broth, fish sauce, soy sauce, and galangal/ginger and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until galangal or ginger is fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes. Add more fish sauce to taste. Stir in chicken and rice noodles and cook until the rice noodles are cooked through, about 2 minutes. 

  3. Divide the soup among 3 bowls; top with scallion, cilantro, basil, cherry tomatoes, basil and jalapeno. Serve with lime wedges and soy sauce as the dipping sauce for the shredded chicken. 

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Everyday Food, January/February 2012.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Chicken Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 2472mg107%
Potassium 666mg19%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Vitamin C 37.8mg46%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.